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Support for medical reform grows

Advocacy | 2014, 05 29

With 111 co-sponsors in the House, legislation to exempt thousands of general aviation pilots from the third class medical continues to gain momentum.

Superior AMOC gets grounded aircraft flying

Advocacy | 2014, 05 20

Aircraft that have been grounded by an airworthiness directive affecting some Superior Air Parts replacement cylinder assemblies can get back in the air thanks to an alternative means of compliance approved by the FAA on May 19.

Santa Monica council considers competing amendment

Advocacy | 2014, 05 15

The Santa Monica City Council is considering putting its own charter amendment regarding the future of Santa Monica Municipal Airport on the ballot in November.

AOPA repeats call to withdraw ECi cylinder AD

Advocacy | 2014, 05 15

AOPA is once again asking the FAA to withdraw a proposed airworthiness directive that could affect thousands of ECi cylinders.

New website gathers support for Santa Monica

Advocacy | 2014, 05 08

A new website is making it easier to support an amendment that would put decisions about Santa Monica Municipal Airport land in the hands of voters.

Medical reform legislation reaches milestone

Advocacy | 2014, 05 06

Legislation that would exempt thousands of general aviation pilots from the third class medical certification process has achieved a new milestone with 100 co-sponsors signing on to the House bill.

AOPA seeks mitigations for Powder River Training Complex

Advocacy | 2014, 05 01

AOPA has filed formal comments seeking a number of mitigations to reduce the impact of the proposed Powder River Training Complex.

AOPA tells CBP commissioner to end GA stops

Advocacy | 2014, 04 30

During a meeting April 30, AOPA President Mark Baker told the head of Customs and Border Protection that egregious encounters with general aviation pilots and aircraft must end.

Groups ask EPA to reconsider position on avgas

Advocacy | 2014, 04 24

Environmental groups are asking the EPA to take another look at avgas even as a government-industry program moves closer to finding unleaded alternatives.

GA stops and searches continue

Advocacy | 2014, 04 24

A father and his 14-year-old son were helping another pilot ferry a newly purchased aircraft from California to their home field in Virginia. The three made an overnight stop in Albuquerque before flying on to Illinois for fuel. But shortly after they parked the aircraft in Marion, Ill., they were approached by as many as 18 uniformed and non-uniformed law enforcement officers who came running toward the airplane.